Prayer

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20 June 2021


Prayer for Hobart Baptist Church Community

Luminous Festival:  This will be a significant event for HBC in the brand new facilities.  It is an opportunity to engage with the city during the time of Dark MoFo.   Pray that people will come and be impacted.

Prayer for Church With No Walls:  For Francis – praise for positive health test results.  For Bradley – as he struggles to start a new life away from substance abuse and deals with the consequence of recent behaviour.

Prayer for the Karen Community: For family members in Myanmar, now fleeing the battlefield with thousands of Karinnee people.


Prayer for Tasmanian Baptist Churches

Shine Your Light – Town and Country Churches (TaCC):  Pray for leaders from our TaCC meeting on June 26, at Latrobe to explore how rural churches can best engage in God’s mission.  Read more in ADVANCE News >>>

City Baptist:  Pray for City Baptist in Launceston as they explore the possibility of providing seven night per week emergency accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence.  Pray for volunteers, a property and funding as well as the good will of other agencies.

TasBaptist Administration Staff:  Pray for our administrative staff Rodney Marshall and Karen Buckney, and for our communications officer, Jenny Baxter.


Prayer for our Community

Climate Action:   Pray for greater action in the area of climate change.  Almost 300 ‘climate scarves’ from all over Australia will be presented to Members of Parliament and Senators in Canberra this week by Christian organisation, Common Grace.  Some of our churches are participating by presenting a scarf to their local Member locally.

Social Justice Focus:  Refugee Resettlement in Tasmania

Lord,

No one is a stranger to you and no one is ever far from your loving care.

In your kindness watch over refugees and asylum seekers, those separated from their loved ones, those who are lost, and those who have been exiled from their homes.

Bring them safely to the place where they long to be, and help us always to show your kindness to strangers and those in need.

Amen


Prayer for our Global Community

COVID-19 Crisis in India:  Pray for Asia and Pacific Baptist World Aid (APBAid) as they work in COVID-ravaged parts of Asia.  They are targeting those vulnerable and affected by the humanitarian catastrophe including Delhi, Maharashtra and North East India and other parts.  They are seeking to support families and communities through the provision of access to medical care, pastoral and psychosocial support and collaborative resource and information sharing.

COVID-19 Crisis in Other Places:  Pray for neighbouring countries Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  They are in the midst of battling their own next COVID-19 waves, pushing health systems to the brink. The situation has had a devastating effect on the local economy and the poorest people.


Reflect:  Taste and see that the LORD is good, blessed is the person who takes refuge in him. 

Psalm 34:8